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is a perfect example stphaoel these washers are undersized. they are the wrong type of nail. the plywood needs to go down. >> no value in this retrofitting. >> reporter: a shock to him who paid $4,000 to earthquake proof the home a decade ago and she did not cut corners. >> we got somebody rely able. we had a reference -- reliable, we had references,. >> reporter: it turns out many home owner -- homeowners are living with the same sense of security. structural engine is often hired to fix them. poor work done by contractors he says simply are in the dark. >> mostly i think this is a lack of training that has been available and realistic details for contractors to follow. >> reporter: two years ago california adopted a seismic retrofit code. a detailed set of instructions on how to properly retrofit a home. the problem, contractors are not actual he required to follow them. and, they only apply to one spectacular -- specific type of home. a small wood frame structure, with a crawlspace, without a tile roof and a series of other specific requirements. since there are no codes many are using
. >> these washers are undersized. they are the wrong type of nails. the plywood needs to extend down to the foundation. >> reporter: his verdict? >> there is no value in this current retrofitting. >> reporter: a shock to silverstein who paid about $4,000 to earthquake-proof her home a decade ago and didn't cut corners. >> we got somebody reliable. we had a reference. you know, several references. >> reporter: well, it turns out many bay area homeowners are living with a similar false sense of security. it's estimated one to two- thirds of retrofits in the bay area are inadequate and won't prevent structural damage in a major earthquake. this structural engineer is often hired to fix subpar retrofits poor work done by contractors he says are simply in the dark. >> mostly i think it's a lack of training that's been available and realistic details for contractors to follow. >> reporter: two years ago, california adopted a seismic retrofit code known as plan set a. a detailed set of instructions on how to properly retrofit a home. the problem, contractors aren't actually required to foll
about is the consequences of making marijuana illegally legal. there really ugly undersize with so many americans using this. this is a smart way to regulating and taxing. this is what is on to start to happen. >>and carl roy has been a big business approach. they're working with police and politicians. colorado was one of the first lead enforcements and carl reiner. you have cameras on these grow worse. if you grow this locally that only adults can purchase it. rather than being a tester showdown it will be a test of a model for other states. >>emphasis on all the of 23 e elected president obama. think about trying to shut down every place and caught a row. this will tie up resources. >>the obama of ministrations that as it will not defend this anymore. they have legalize same-sex marriages. this has been a perfect losing streak. every state that did have it on the ballot at one point were losing it. now it has been a three to three win. we have to treks. we have the courts and may be the supreme court will grant the right. we're seeing the beginning what will happen with democracy cha
undersized in these conversations about immigration. that is assimilation. people mean different things when they use that word. what i mean in saying that our immigration and post-immigration policies ought to be oriented towards assimilation is simply that we should want newcomers to the united states to have a good shot and become successful americans who can support themselves rather than rely on taxpayers, who can't and do fully participate in local, state and national political that operations, willing to produce the inner culture and who see themselves and are seen by others as americans. these are things we should while. these are things we should take steps to achieve. assimilation shouldn't in my view means the elimination of what's distinctive about immigrant cultures. when i had mine is compatible with immigrants changing and ideally enriching a national culture. but the important thing is that newcomers and nativeborn americans alike have shared sense of belonging, consider their interests to become interest rather rather than and tested -- antagonistic and be able to communicat
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